Congruent definition

kŏnggro͝o-ənt, kən-gro͝o-
Relating to geometric figures that have the same size and shape. Two triangles are congruent, for example, if their sides are of the same length and their internal angles are of the same measure.
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In agreement; corresponding; harmonious.
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Corresponding; congruous.
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Of figures, having identical shape and size.
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Of or relating to two numbers that have the same remainder when divided by a third number. For example, 11 and 26 are congruent when the modulus is 5.
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(math.) In congruence.

Congruent numbers.

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Having the same measure.
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(mathematics) Having a difference divisible by a modulus.
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(mathematics) Coinciding exactly when superimposed.
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(algebra) Satisfying a congruence relation.
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The definition of congruent is something that agrees with or is in harmony with another.

An example of congruent is two people sharing a similar opinion about something.

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Coinciding exactly when superimposed.

Congruent triangles.

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Origin of congruent

  • Middle English from Latin congruēns congruent- present participle of congruere to agree

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English, from Latin congruēns, present active participle of congruō (“meet together, agree”).

    From Wiktionary